Wednesday, 19 May 2010

PGMA condoles with Quezon gov’s family

LUCENA CITY (PND) -- President Gloria Macapagal Arroyo today condoled with the family of Quezon Province Governor Rafael Nantes, who died with five others in a helicopter crash in the outskirts of this city shortly after take off Monday afternoon.

The President dropped by Nantes' wake at the Quezon Convention Center here. She was welcomed by Nantes's wife Betty and some relatives

Nantes, his two aides and the pilot died on the spot.

Nantes, 53, was the treasurer of the national campaign of the Liberal Party in the May 10 elections.

Nantes ran for re-election but lost to David Suarez of the Lakas-Kampi-CMD.

Dressed in a casual black pantsuit, the President stayed for 30 minutes before proceeding to Funeraria Constantino to also visit the wake of Rowena Navales, a 14-year old girl who was one of the two civilian casualties in the helicopter crash inside the Jael Subdivision here.

The President gave cash assistance to the Navales family.

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